Diva Tasting: Pasta Primavera with Smoked Gouda…

Pasta Primavera with Smoked Gouda

Ingredients

1 (16 Ounce) Package Whole Wheat Penne Pasta

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Zucchinis, Diced

1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced

2 Carrots, Diced

1 (8 Ounce) Package Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced

3 Onions, Diced

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Stewed Tomatoes, Coarsely Chopped

2 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth

2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Cup Shredded Smoked Gouda Cheese

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute more. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth, parsley, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens. Stir in the cooked pasta and cook until heated through, stirring gently, about 2 minutes. Top with Parmesan and Gouda cheeses before serving.

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Gateway Players …..

This is Senator Bud Wesson; senior senator of Trevillion County Kentucky. I am here to invite you to the spring gala and ball of Margaret Trevillion. This is an invitation only shindig… and your purchase of a ticket for this wonderful fundraiser by the Gateway Players of Gateway Christian School will surprise and delight you.

There will be waltzing, a fabulous menu prepared by my favorite international chef….Giovanni Piazza and wonderful door prizes….. as Mrs. Trevillion’s way of thanking you for being there.

For information or ticket purchase go to the home page of www.binghamtown.org and click on our icon or call Judy Suhr for reservations or more information at 714-235-6591.

 

 

Tickets are $30.00 and include a 4 course dinner, mystery to solve and much more.

I will be there personally to help with clues and join you in the fun.

Written and Produced by Judy Suhr; Producer and Director Lauren Hall former graduate and Gateway Player.

Murder Mystery Afoot……

This is Senator Bud Wesson; senior senator of Trevillion County Kentucky. I am here to invite you to the spring gala and ball of Margaret Trevillion. This is an invitation only shindig… and your purchase of a ticket for this wonderful fundraiser by the Gateway Players of Gateway Christian School will surprise and delight you.

There will be waltzing, a fabulous menu prepared by my favorite international chef….Giovanni Piazza and wonderful door prizes….. as Mrs. Trevillion’s way of thanking you for being there.

For information or ticket purchase go to the home page of www.binghamtown.org and click on our icon or call Judy Suhr for reservations or more information at 714-235-6591.  

Tickets are $30.00 and include a 4 course dinner, mystery to solve and much more. I will be there personally to help with clues and join you in the fun on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 6 PM.

Written and Produced by Judy Suhr; Directed and Produced by Lauren Hall, former graduate and original Gateway Player. 

THE GATEWAY PLAYERS…

SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2019  6 P.M.

This is Senator Bud Wesson; senior senator of Trevillion County Kentucky. I am here to invite you to the spring gala and ball of Margaret Trevillion. This is an invitation only shindig… and your purchase of a ticket for this wonderful fundraiser by the Gateway Players of Gateway Christian School will surprise and delight you.

There will be waltzing, a fabulous menu prepared by my favorite international chef….Giovanni Piazza and wonderful door prizes….. as Mrs. Trevillion’s way of thanking you for being there.

For information or ticket purchase go to the home page of www.binghamtown.org and click on our icon or call Judy Suhr for reservations or more information at 714-235-6591.

Tickets are $30.00 and include a 4 course dinner, mystery to solve and much more.

I will be there personally to help with clues and join you in the fun.

Written and Produced by Judy Suhr; Producer and Director Lauren Hall former graduate and Gateway Player.

Diva Tasting:Roast Chicken with Attitude…

Roast Chicken With Attitude

Ingredients

1 (4 Pound) Whole Chicken

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic

1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/4 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1/4 Teaspoon Paprika

1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Stuffing:

1 Medium Onion Quartered

2 Stalks Of Celery Halved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water and remove all fat. Pat dry with paper towels.

  3. Slit chicken skin and place teaspoon of minced garlic under at breast and thigh. Place remaining inside cavity.

  4. Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken.

  5. Place remaining vegetables inside the cavity.

  6. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven to 400 degrees and continue roasting to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 45 minutes more. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve.

Diva Rambling: Choices….

CHOICES

It’s all about the choices. Hell is a choice. You don’t have to go there. Sadness is a choice you don’t have to go there. Meanness is a choice, Gossip is a choice…you get my point.

Please don’t get me wrong there are those of us who are chemically coded to fall into a state of depression, sadness, and serious dark nights of the soul. Some of us do need help.

Hopefully, when we do seek help it will teach us to make better choices about where we cast our thoughts. Thought becomes form, no matter what you think it happens. Basic physics agrees with metaphysics in this situation.

I heard a statement on some show I was flipping through the other day. It said that there are two tigers fighting inside each of us. One tiger is loving, kind, generous; the other mean, sneaky, covert. Which one wins? The one you feed!

We each have a choice which tiger we feed each day. Some days it’s hard to decide which cage to throw the food into. But we know what to do. Feed your good tiger and watch how gentle it becomes. Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting: Shrimp N’ Asparagus…

Shrimp N’ Asparagus 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Fresh Asparagus
  • 1 (16 Ounce) Package Penne Pasta
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Pounds Medium Shrimp – Peeled And Deveined
  • 1 Pound Fresh Cremini Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan, boil or steam asparagus in enough water to cover until tender; chop and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to full boil, place the pasta in the pot and return to a rolling boil; cook until al dente. Drain well.
  3. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in the olive oil over medium-low heat until the garlic is golden brown.
  4. Place butter and lemon juice in the saucepan. Heat until the butter has melted. Place the shrimp in the saucepan and cook until the shrimp turns pink. Place the mushrooms and asparagus into the saucepan, cook until mushrooms are tender.
  5. Toss the shrimp and vegetable mixture with the pasta and 1/2 the cheese, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
  6. Serve with pear salad, garlic crostini and beverage.